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Coleman trial day 5: Back on the stand

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ON TRIAL: Kimethia Coleman,26 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) ON TRIAL: Kimethia Coleman,26 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
Kimethia Coleman and family members leave the Caddo Parish courthouse during a break in the trial. Kimethia Coleman and family members leave the Caddo Parish courthouse during a break in the trial.
Stabbed to death: U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks Stabbed to death: U.S. Air Force Sgt. Brian Spinks
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Kimethia Coleman took the stand for a second day in her second degree murder trial.  She testified for another four hours Tuesday for the prosecution's cross-examination.  This, in addition to the testimony she gave Monday. 

Coleman, 26, is accused of stabbing her Airman boyfriend to death in his Quail Creek apartment in January 2010.

On the stand Monday, Coleman had testified that Spinks was attacking and choking her that night, explaining, "I stabbed him because he was going to kill me."

But Coleman also said she does not remember the stabbing, slashing Spinks throat, or lying to police officers. According to reports, Coleman told officers a man followed her home and was the one who stabbed Spinks. 

Testimony late last week included the lead detective on the case saying that it sounded like Coleman "finished him off while she was on the phone (with 911)."

Tuesday, the prosecutor asked Coleman, "Did it startle you that he [Brian] was still alive?"

When asked if she remembered telling police that she pulled the knife out of Brian Spinks' back, and if she remembered actually doing it, she said she didn't remember.  At that point, Assistant District Attorney Dale Cox showed her a picture of the crime scene.

Tearfully, she said: "I would never do anything to harm him.  I loved him."

Prosecutors say Coleman has displayed a pattern of conduct that includes hysteria and selective memory.

Several character witnesses testified on Coleman's behalf, but the vast majority of their testimony was thrown out.

The final witness of day five was Coleman's mother, Gail.  She testified about the relationship between Kimethia and Brian Spinks.  She told the court that the longer they dated, the more distant she got from her family.  She went on to say that she noticed changes in Kimethia-sadness, depression, weight loss, breakage of hair. 

Coleman has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

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